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Southern Music Academy
Southern Music Academy

Southern Music Academy

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Introduction: We're a mobile music school located in Atlanta, GA serving families via in-home and virtual lessons. We believe that music lessons can be fun, informative and empowering to every student. Our goal is to give excellent service and quality with consistency and thorough communication.

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Hired 18 times

Serves Stone Mountain, GA

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3 employees

10 years in business

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Check, Credit card, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Melanie W.

Piano Lessons

As a person who already has a musical background I was hesitant about music lessons. What more could I learn? MUCH! Yanni and I have a wholly different style and background, but we both share a love for the piano. She continues to help me progress in my abilities with the piano and makes the learning experience fresh for me, connecting what I know with what what is being taught. She comes fully prepared with a new plan for each lesson, but has allowed me to set the pace of my learning, making sure I’m comfortable with the material before moving on. I sincerely sense her desire to have me grow in my musical abilities which is encouraging. Additionally both Yanni and Mr. Rice have been great in accommodating my schedule. It is a great to have a musical experience that centers around my needs musically and mentally which has allowed me to thrive. Highly recommend.
Oct 30, 2020
Whitney M.

Piano Lessons

Burdett is fantastic! I had no prior music knowledge and I have already learned so much in a very short amount of time. Burdett is very patient and explains music concepts in a practical way. Every lesson is challenging but FUN! If you’re looking for a piano teacher who will have you playing like a pro in no time Burdett is your guy!
Aug 19, 2020
Arianne B.

Piano Lessons

We have had an amazing experience (given COVID-19)... my son is loving taking his piano lesson. I felt that he practices safety in my home and masks up, takes shoes off at door.We will definitely continue classes... my son is picking up quickly !
Aug 19, 2020
Kimberly H.

Piano Lessons

I am so grateful to have found an amazing instructor he was very patient and attentive. I learned a lot it was my 1st lesson. I’ve already booked 4 more. I would recommend Mr. Rice to everyone he really is a gem.
Mar 13, 2020
Sunita S.

Piano Lessons

My daughter is enjoying her lessons. Mr. Rice makes it fun and is very professional. Very glad we found him.
Jul 31, 2020
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Burdett Rice


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The tuition is paid on a monthly basis, with no contracts and no minimums. So, there's never any worry about being locked into lessons.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The process is easy. Reach out and let us know your preferred times and address and we'll respond with scheduling options for you to choose from. That's it. We'll take care of the rest.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    All of our instructors have completed music programs on a collegiate level for performance or education on their instrument.

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